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Three years ago, Martha came to the United States from Colombia to find a better education and future for her children. Knowing how independent and motivated she was, she knew she would start a business in the US. With her savings, she decided to buy a cleaning service franchise because it would be a perfect fit for her and she would still have time to dedicate to her family. In 2010, Martha received a loan from Kiva partner Accion USA, which helped her grow the business. She now has three part-time employees and hopes to expand by starting another cleaning service at a different location.
Martha’s second loan from Accion USA will enable her to sign a new cleaning contract with a major local company as well as buy new cleaning supplies.
Martha says, “My vision for the future is to continue being an enthusiastic entrepreneur, to find more success in my work, and remain a good mother to my children."

About United States

  • $54,800
    Average annual income
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  • $12,982,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $7,575 helped Martha to pay for new cleaning supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
31 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 26, 2011
Nov 27, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013